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Former Lackawanna County Teacher Sentenced On Child Pornography Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jaime Ryan Chorba, age 46, of Archbald, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on October 26, 2022, by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion to 180 months of imprisonment for producing child pornography.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Chorba previously admitted that on April 1, 2016, he used his cell phone to produce a video of a minor child engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  Chorba was a physical education teacher with Valley View School District, Archbald, Pennsylvania from August 30, 2004 through July 26, 2021. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Philadelphia Division and the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenny P. Roberts prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit  



Updated January 3, 2023

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